The cheapest times to fly from BUF to PVG are

  • January 15th to February 18th (except the week of February 5th)
  • March 12th to April 29th
  • August 27th to December 9th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from BUF to PVG is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1699 for Friday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $658 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Shanghai

Flying from Buffalo, NY (BUF) to Shanghai (PVG) will usually cost between $695 to $1583 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $719. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $1585. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $866 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $938 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BUF to PVG flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the BUF to PVG route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

BUF to PVG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BUF to PVG flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Buffalo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Shanghai, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Buffalo. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $138 (13%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $974. Return trip prices are from the PVG to BUF flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from BUF to PVG can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 52 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking BUF to PVG

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from BUF to PVG — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Boston, MA (BUF > BOS > PVG)

  • Price for both tickets: $763
  • Average savings: $176 (18.71%)

See BUF to BOS flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (BUF > LAX > PVG)

  • Price for both tickets: $838
  • Average savings: $101 (10.71%)

See BUF to LAX flights

Hack #3: Philadelphia, PA (BUF > PHL > PVG)

  • Price for both tickets: $862
  • Average savings: $77 (8.16%)

See BUF to PHL flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BUF to PVG? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 26 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air France, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Finnair, Hainan, JAL, JetBlue, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Shanghai Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Pudong Airport to Buffalo Niagara International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7154 miles or 11513 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from BUF to PVG?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BUF to PVG flight is about 13 hour 52 minutes.

How many flights go between Buffalo, NY and Shanghai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 98 available flights from BUF to PVG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeBUF
Origination airport nameBuffalo Niagara International Airport
CityBuffalo, NY
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codePVG
Destination airport namePudong Airport


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